Kristina Sherk is not content to conform to norms. She's been pushing boundaries her whole career on both ends of the lens. She recently dreamt up an idea to play with underwater reflective surfaces above and below the model.
Along with fellow photographer Robert Minnick they conceived the concept, scouted a location, and drew up a plan to make it happen. Robert rigged the large plexiglass mirrors, submerged a few feet below the surface, stabilized by close to 100 pounds of weights in buckets resting on the bottom of the pool.
For years, Kristina Sherk has been a retoucher and Photoshop educator based out of Washington, D.C. She loves “translating Photoshop” for photographers and subsequently, has spoken at CreativeLive, Photoshop World, KelbyOne, Adobe, Canon, LinkedIn Learning, ImagingUSA and WPPI. She’s also a contributing author for educational publications like Shutter Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine and Lightroom Magazine.
During this shoot I used my Outex housing in combination with the my Stella Pro lights to add constant light to the images. (Get 20% discount on Stella Pro Lights by using the Outex discount.)
Kristina says: "For most underwater housings, there’s a steep learning curve to understanding how they work. Each button on your camera, has a dedicated lever or button that uniquely depressed the button you need. But not with the Outex Pro Housing. Through using their signature industrial strength silicone, you’re able to see and access every single native button on your camera. You can also use the silicone to modify the touch screen on newer DSLR cameras. But for me, the most revolutionary and beneficial feature to the Outex housings is the fact that you can use the same housing across 99% of camera bodies and lenses, eliminating the need to purchase a new housing each time you upgrade your camera body!"
BTS Images are courtesy of Robert Minnick (@waybeyondproductions)
Get Kristina's 60-minute retouching online class here.